"I love being around quality music and I take pride in owning a label that's the home of honest, forward-thinking artists, from jazz to hip hop and classical to folk. You'll see Lyte Records artists at major festivals and small clubs, and you'll hear our recordings on specialist radio and mainstream radio. Thank you for visiting the Lyte Records website. I hope you find something you enjoy."
David Lyttle, LR artist and founder, MOBO Award & Urban Music Award nominee

"His ability to foster completely unknown artists and yet to also attract artists of international renown makes Lyte Records stand out from the crowd. It's been a fascinating, unpredictable journey thus far, but undoubtedly the most interesting times for Lyte Records lie ahead." All About Jazz on David Lyttle & LR

"Lyte Records has to be loudly commended for quality releases."
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26/5/17: RISING STAR SAXOPHONIST MEILANA GILLARD RELEASES SECOND ALBUM

Lyte Records is proud to be releasing Dream Within A Dream, the second album from U.S. saxophonist Meilana Gillard. Based near Belfast, she has worked with Christian McBride, Charli Persip, Glenn Campbell and Debbie Reynolds. More...

 

31/11/16: TOM HARRISON'S 'UNFOLDING IN TEMPO' CONTINUES TO IMPRESS

Tom Harrison's debut album Unfolding In Tempo, a live on-stage romp dedicated to the music of Ellington and Strayhorn, has received four stars from BBC Music Magazine, who stated that "Records like this don't come along too often". More...

 

3/8/16: SAXOPHONIST TOM HARRISON SIGNS TO LR FOR SECOND ALBUM

2016 has been a big year for London alto saxophonist Tom Harrison, with a major tour, high praise from Jazzwise and Timeout, and an appearance on BBC TV. Lyte Records is delighted to announce the signing of his second album, Unfolding In Tempo, due for release October 14th. More...

 

27/5/16: CLASSICAL PIANIST RUTH MCGINLEY'S 'RECONNECTION' OUT NOW

Ruth McGinley's debut album Reconnection is out now. Already picked up by BBC Radio 3, Classic FM and RTE Lyric FM, it marks a triumphant return for the Derry-born classical pianist who won the piano final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1994. More...

 

26/2/16: ARI HOENIG'S THE PAUPER & THE MAGICIAN OUT NOW

We are honoured to announce the release of New York drum icon Ari Hoenig's The Pauper and the Magician. Ari is a visionary in the areas of metric modulation and melodic drumming and has been a prolific bandleader for over fifteen years. He's also played in the groups of Joshua Redman, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kenny Werner, Chris Potter, Wayne Krantz, Richard Bona and Mike Stern. More...

 

22/2/16: CLASSICAL PIANIST RUTH MCGINLEY SIGNS TO LYTE RECORDS

We are excited and honoured to be releasing Derry-born classical pianist Ruth McGinley's debut album Reconnection. Ruth won the piano final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 1994 and has performed as a soloist with the BBC Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra. More...

 

17/11/15: VERSECHORUSVERSE COLLABORATES WITH DAVID LYTTLE ON ROOTS ALBUM

We are excited to welcome VerseChorusVerse, one of Ireland's most exciting new singer/songwriters, to Lyte Records for the release of Say & Do, a collaborative roots album with David Lyttle. Formerly of instrumental rock band ASIWYFA, vCv has been hotly tipped by the Independent, Irish News and Hot Press. More...

 

17/11/15: J-SONICS RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM WITH LYTE RECORDS

We are excited to welcome six-piece London collective J Sonics to Lyte Records for the release of Different Orbits. J-Sonics have emerged in the last two years as one of London's hottest groove-driven jazz groups. They launch their debut album at the London Jazz Festival. More...

 

3/11/15: US DRUM STAR ARI HOENIG SIGNS TO LYTE RECORDS FOR EIGHTH ALBUM

We are honoured to announce that American jazz icon Ari Hoenig will release The Pauper and the Magician with us in February. Ari is a visionary in the areas of metric modulation and melodic drumming and has been a prolific bandleader for over fifteen years. He's also played in the groups of Joshua Redman, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kenny Werner, Chris Potter, Wayne Krantz, Richard Bona and Mike Stern. More...

 

6/10/15: DAVID LYTTLE NOMINATED FOR A MOBO AWARD

David Lyttle has had his biggest year to date with an internationally acclaimed album, a busy touring schedule, a prestigious Musician-In-Residence post at Derry's Nerve Centre and now a nomination for a MOBO Award. More...

 

12/8/15: RISING STAR SAXOPHONIST TOM HARRISON TO PLAY LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL

London-based alto saxophonist and flutist Tom Harrison is due to make his debut as a leader at the London Jazz Festival this November. Born in Cardiff and raised in Sheffield, he graduated from Trinity College of Music in 2012 and has since been mentored by saxophone icon Jean Toussaint. More...

 

29/6/15: CORMAC MCCARTHY RELEASES COTTAGE EVOLUTION IN IRELAND

Cormac McCarthy's Cottage Evolution is now available in Ireland. RTE's Carl Corcoran hails it as 'the gem of the year to date'. The Irish Times has cited it as one of the most notable jazz/Irish traditional crossovers yet. The album blends Irish traditional and jazz featuring his 12-piece ensemble, showcasing Cormac's talents as an composer, arranger and improvising soloist. More...

 

2/6/15: PIANIST/COMPOSER CORMAC MCCARTHY SIGNS TO LYTE RECORDS

We're excited to announce a debut album release by one of Ireland's brightest young performer/composer talents. Cormac McCarthy's Cottage Evolution blends Irish traditional and jazz featuring his 12-piece ensemble, showcasing his talents as an composer, arranger and improvising soloist. More...

 

8/4/15: ROLLING STONE REVIEWS NEW DAVID LYTTLE ALBUM FACES

Legendary American music magazine Rolling Stone have reviewed David Lyttle's third album Faces, released last month. In his April 2nd review column, Dave DiMartino introduced it as one of the best albums he'd heard this year. More...

 

10/3/15: AIDAN CARROLL'S ORIGINAL VISION OUT NOW

Rising star bassist/composer Aidan Carroll left the plains of Oklahoma in 2006 to begin a mentorship with jazz great John Patitucci at City College, New York, and has spent the past nine years on stage and in the studio with jazz icons such as Aaron Goldberg, Seamus Blake and John Abercrombie. More...

 

23/2/15: DAVID LYTTLE'S FACES OUT NOW

Faces, the third album from Irish musician David Lyttle is out. Hot Press magazine have called it infectious, hypnotic, soulful and terrifically rhythmic. A broad range of soul, hip hop, jazz, pop and dance, it features collaborations with Joe Lovano, Talib Kweli, Duke Special, Jason Rebello, Jean Toussaint, Rhea Lyttle, Anne Lyttle and Cleveland Watkiss. More...

 

30/1/15: 6 MUSIC'S LAUREN LAVERNE & RADIO 1'S JOHN CREEDON AMONG EARLY SUPPORTERS OF DAVID LYTTLE'S FACES

BBC 6 Music's Lauren Laverne and Radio 1's John Creedon are among the early supporters of David Lyttle's third album Faces, which is Out February 23rd. The album is his most diverse and high profile yet and features collaborations with a range of influential artists in soul, hip hop, jazz and dance. More...

 

9/1/15: DAVID COLLABORATES WITH TALIB KWELI ON THIRD ALBUM FACES

David Lyttle's third album Faces will be released February 23rd. His diverse collaborations include hip hop visionary Talib Kweli, a Brooklyn native who started out as one half of Black Star with Mos Def, later collaborating with J Dilla, Pharrell, Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake and Kanye West. Jay Z and 50 Cent site him among their favourite rappers. More...

 

17/12/14: TALIB KWELI, JOE LOVANO & DUKE SPECIAL AMONG THE COLLABORATORS ON DAVID LYTTLE'S THIRD ALBUM FACES

David Lyttle has announced that his 2015 album Faces includes collaborations with hip hop visionary Talib Kweli, Grammy winning saxophone icon Joe Lovano and Irish music star Duke Special. Due February, it was recorded in New York, London, Dublin and Lyttle's home studio in Co. Armagh. More...

 

16/12/14: NEW YORK RISING STAR BASSIST AIDAN CARROLL SIGNS TO LR

Lyte Records is delighted to have signed rising star bassist/composer Aidan Carroll's debut album Original Vision for its European release this March. The New York City resident left the plains of Oklahoma in 2006 to begin a mentorship with jazz great John Patitucci at City College. More...

 

 

20/10/14: IRISH HIP HOP ARTIST ZANE SIGNS TO LYTE RECORDS

Lyte Records is excited to announce the signing of talented young hip hop artist Zane. A rapper, singer and producer, he was born in Zimbabwe and raised in Drogheda, Ireland. Seventeen years old and now based in London, Zane came to our attention last year after he tweeted David Lyttle, who then collaborated with him on some unreleased tracks. More...

 

24/9/14: LYTE RECORDS AT THE MOBO AWARDS

The 2014 MOBO nominees have been announced and we're delighted that Jason Rebello, who released his long-awaited come-back album Anything But Look with us last November, make the Best Jazz Act shortlist. We're pleased to see Andreas Varady make the shortlist. More...

 

3/9/14: IRISH MUSIC LEGEND GAY MCINTYRE TO TOUR NI ARTS CENTRES

Gay McIntyre, saxophonist, clarinettist and one of Derry's most famous and loved sons, turned down Nat 'King' Cole when he was a teenager. Sixty years later and he hasn't slowed down. This month he'll play five arts centre dates in Northern Ireland with a band fifty years his junior. More...

 

23/8/14: MOXIE'S PLANTED OUT NOW

Irish super-group of the future Moxie will release their debut album Planted on August 25th. Merging elements of Irish traditional, jazz and world music, Moxie have developed a considerable following in Ireland over the past two years and become known for their highly-charged live performances. More...

 

2/8/14: DAVID LYTTLE & JOE LOVANO

David Lyttle has been in the US working on his third solo album and has just recorded a collaboration with jazz icon Joe Lovano at the historic Avatar Studios, New York. Earlier in the year he confirmed that the album will feature a collaboration with Irish recording artist Duke Special, as well as some of the collaborators from his 2012 album Interlude. More...
 
 

16/6/14: AUGUST 25TH RELEASE DATE SET FOR MOXIE'S PLANTED

Irish super-group of the future Moxie will release their debut album Planted on August 25th. Merging elements of Irish traditional, jazz and world music, Moxie have developed a considerable following in Ireland over the past two years and become known for their highly-charged live performances. More...

 

24/6/14: DAVID LYTTLE TO HOST FIRST LYTE RECORDS LONDON PRESENTS...

Irish musician/producer and LR founder David Lyttle will launch Lyte Records London Presents..., a series of intimate London gigs featuring Lyte Records artists on July 4th. He's picked popular Greenwhich jazz club Oliver's and will share the stage with jazz giant Jean Toussaint and rising star Tom Harrison. More...

 

2/5/14: IRISH MUSIC GROUP MOXIE SIGN TO LYTE RECORDS

We're delighted to announce that Irish music group Moxie have signed to Lyte Records and will release their debut album Planted this August. Merging elements of Irish traditional, jazz and world music into their own progressive sound, Moxie have developed a considerable following in Ireland over the past two years and become known for their highly-charged live performances. More...

 

2/5/14: NIGEL MOONEY TO PLAY BLUESFEST AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL

We're pleased to announce that singer/guitarist Nigel Mooney will play BluesFest this October at Royal Albert Hall. Confirmed headliners include Gregory Porter, Van Morrison and Elvis Costello. Mooney's London debut follows the hugely-successful Irish release of The Bohemian Mooney. More...

 

4/4/14: LINLEY HAMILTON TO RELEASE IN TRANSITION ON MAY 5TH

Linley Hamilton has been a major champion of jazz in Northern Ireland for the past decade, as trumpeter, educator and radio presenter. We're delighted that he's returned to Lyte Records to release In Transition, his third album. Since his 2011 Taylor Made, Hamilton has worked with Van Morrison, Snow Patrol, Nigel Mooney and David Lyttle. More...

 

24/3/13: DAVID LYTTLE FEATURES SOWETO KINCH & DUKE SPECIAL IN BELFAST ON THURS 27TH

Musician/producer David Lyttle will perform at the second Brilliant Corners Festival, Belfast, this Thursday. He'll be previewing songs from his next album with help from Mercury-nominated Soweto Kinch, major Irish recording artist Duke Special and folk singer Anne Lyttle. More..

 

24/2/14: JAZZ GIANT JEAN TOUSSAINT'S TATE SONG IN STORES NOW

American saxophone giant Jean Toussaint's Tate Song is out now. Toussaint began his international career as a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in 1982 and went on to work with McCoy Tyner, Gil Evans and Max Roach. Tate Song is his tenth album and we have a limited number of signed copies available. More...

 

24/1/14: ALL ABOUT JAZZ PROFILES LYTE RECORDS

Major jazz website All About Jazz's Ian Patterson has profiled Lyte Records and interviewed David Lyttle on his label ethos and direction, and key signings such as Andreas Varady. Jason Rebello and Jean Toussaint. A selection of our releases have also been reviewed. More...

 

 

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